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FIFA inspection over World Cup bid

FIFA inspectors will visit London, Manchester, Sunderland and Newcastle next week as they check on England's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

The delegation led by Chilean Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls begins its four-day visit to England on Monday.

While the inspectors are visiting only four of the 12 candidate cities in England, they will see presentations from the other venues.

FIFA's 24-man executive committee will vote on the 2018 and 2022 hosts in December.

For the 2018 or 2022 tournament there also is a bid from United States, as well as joint bids from Belgium and the Netherlands, and Spain and Portugal. Australia, Japan, South Korea and Qatar are applying for 2022 only.


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